There is a 20 yr. gap in the census records [1880 - 1900] as the 1890 census was burned in the 1920's. Add 20 yrs to everyone's 1880 age for the 1900 census.
I’m not related to any member of this family.
These statements explain why you will not locate the information you are seeking.
Census records do not record the “specific locality” of a person’s birth.
Census records only record where a person was born – state or country.
Census records record where a person was living when the census taker came by.
Facts you should know about the early census records –
All census records [1790 – 1840] prior to the 1850 census ONLY listed the head of household; whether male or female.
NO specific age was stated for any family member
NO place of birth was stated – city, state, or country
NO city, town, or village is stated – only the county; however some census takers listed the township
NO street address was stated
NO marital status was stated – single, married, widowed, or divorced
NO family relationship was stated – brother, sister, cousin, son, daughter, wife, inlaw, etc…
NO occupation was stated
NO parental birthplaces are stated
NO race was stated [but assume “white”]
1850, 1860 & 1870 census records do not show family relationships, marital status or parental birthplaces.
Step children are not enumerated as “step” children
Adopted children are not enumerated as “adopted”
Grand children are not enumerated as “grand children”
Orphaned children were not enumerated as "orphan"
Immigration date is not recorded
1850 is the 1st census that shows all family members with their birthplaces
1880 is the 1st census that shows parental birthplaces and family relationships +++
Indiana marriage record -
Last Name: HARLOW
First Name: GEORGE W.
Spouse- Last Name: MCGUIRE
Spouse- First Name: MARTHA
Name: George Harlow
Birth Year: abt 1814
Birthplace: North Carolina
Home in 1850: Jackson, Washington, Indiana, USA
George Harlow 36, NC - farmer
Mary Harlow 36, KY
Lydia J Harlow 14, IND
George W Harlow 13, IND
William M Harlow 12, IND
Harvey Harlow 10, IND
Melissa Harlow 8, IND
Minerva Harlow 7, IND
Harriet Harlow 5, IND
Laury Harlow 3, IND
Andrew Harlow 3m, IND
Mary Kennedy Harlow
Note: m George Harlow
Can U name the 3 wives of George W. Harlow with their DOB's & birthplaces.????